Spending the past year at producer Dave Fridmann's Tarbox Road Studios outside Buffalo, New York, MGMT have been hard at work on the follow-up to 2010's Congratulations. The duo, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, recently spoke to Rolling Stone, where they revealed a tentative June release date for their third album.
When speaking on their sophomore album, VanWyngarden said, "[p]eople thought we took too many drugs, which was not the case at all. We were less naive after Congratulations." The mentalities they adopted after making Congratulations continue this time around, as the pair are recording the whole album themselves without the help of a full band. VanWyngarden and Goldwasser are picking the best aspects of their freeform jam sessions, which have apparently been inspired by Aphex Twin and other house artists.
Stay tuned to hear the fruits of their labor, but as the pair admits they are "not trying to make music that everyone understands the first time they hear it."